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Exclusive: Omid Djalili comes to Barnard Castle

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Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is to visit Teesdale as part of his new tour.

Djalili, whose career has seen him become a fixture on both the comedy circuit and the silver screen, will visit The Witham arts centre in Barnard Castle on Tuesday 1 March 2016 as part of his worldwide tour.

Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Following a sold-out four week West End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival, Djalili is now taking his new show Iranalamadingdong to venues across Australia, North America and the Middle East before returning to the UK.

With over twenty years under his belt as a stand-up comedian, Djalili is one of the most recognisable comics in the country, notching up countless television appearances including Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Royal Variety Performance.

Armed with cheery observations, uncanny mimicry and old-school showmanship, the award-winning comic has been delighting audiences and critics with his energetic shtick since 1995.

As prominent on screen as he is on stage, Djalili has racked up an acting career as impressive as his comedy CV, with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Gladiator, The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Infidel.

He has also enjoyed success as a writer, having penned two series of sketch programme The Omid Djalili Show for the BBC, an episode of popular Sky anthology series Little Crackers, and his autobiography Hopeful, which was released last year.

Peter Dixon, of promoters Funny Way To Be, said: “Omid has a huge array of film, West End theatre and TV credits to his name, as well as a cabinets full of awards.

“It is as stand-up though where he truly comes into his own.

“Anyone who saw his last tour of major theatres will tell you of his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations.

“We are elated that he has agreed to perform at our relatively small venue in Barnard Castle as part of his brand new tour.”

Tickets are £22 from